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Explore DC Programs

Food Justice

Immersive Experience

In our nation’s capital, one in seven district households is struggling against hunger. Explore DC's diverse food markets and learn about how initiatives such as community gardens, urban agriculture, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs, and farmer's markets increase access to cost effective healthy foods. 

Contact or 202-885-3593 with questions about this program. Click here to view the itinerary

Service Experience

DC is home to food deserts, areas with little or no access to grocery stores that offer fresh and affordable foods. A growing creative community effort began to increase access to food such as mobile farmers markets. In the past students have served at So Others Might Eat, DC Central Kitchen, and Food & Friends experiencing hands on farming techniques, organizing donations and creating meals for families. Questions about joining us through service? Contact (202) 885-1553 or

Market to Table: Food in Our City 

Experience the past, present, and future of DC's sustainable culinary scene. Students will explore the Smithsonian's Food Exhibit, meet with Agricultural policy makers on the Hill, and have a Chopped-style cooking lesson and contest with local produce procured from the White House Farmer's Market.